USB Type-C ready to be produced, compatible devices coming ‘by early 2015’

The next generation of USB connectors and cables are going to hit the market soon, and they should bring about slimmer laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Learn more here.

Use your PC or Mac to cool off with this USB-powered fan and air purifier from Satechi

Is your AC on the fritz? Does your office not have any sort of cooling? In that case, you might want to check out this USB-powered fan and air purifier for Mac and PC.

USB gets a Lightning cable makeover: First glimpse of reversible USB 3 cables

Called USB Type C, the new connectors will feature an entirely new design with a smaller size, and most important, users will no longer need to be concerned with plug orientation -- no more fumbling behind that PC, in other words.
Home Theater

The BassJump 2 USB-powered subwoofer adds “oomph” to your MacBook’s thin onboard audio

Twelve South's BassJump 2 subwoofer is the solution to those in-between situations when you need more "oomph" than your MacBook speakers can bring, but can't or don't want to use full-on stereo system.

The Leef Bridge is a USB drive with both standard and Micro USB connectors

As you undoubtedly know already, virtually every USB drive comes with a single head that's fit for PCs and Macs. The Leef Bridge takes a different approach to USB storage. Read on to learn more here.

How to make the most of your PC’s ports

There's no denying the fact that we're moving towards a totally wireless world, which will no doubt take some getting used to. In the meantime, here are some ways to make your wireless-capable gear friendlier to port-based devices.

There’s two right ways to go with the new USB connectors coming next year

By this time next year, the idea of plugging in a USB cable the wrong way will be a thing of the past. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group just revealed that new reversible USB 3.1 cables are on the way.

MyIDkey fingerprint-locked Bluetooth flash drive stores your mobile and PC passwords

Want a physical repository of all your passwords? This Bluetooth-enabled USB flash drive, which keeps all your passwords secure, can be used with both computers and mobile devices, and can only be accessed with your fingerprint.
Cool Tech

Microsoft’s Surface tablet supports Xbox 360 controllers, possibly Kinect

Among the hundreds of thousands of USB devices that Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet supports are Xbox 360 controllers, and possibly the Kinect peripheral.
Buying Guides

PC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computer

From newcomers like DisplayPort to old standards like USB and dying breeds like FireWire, here’s a quick and dirty guide to every port on your new PC.

Contest: Win a 14-inch Toshiba USB Mobile Monitor

Make your voice heard on Digital Trends to win a 14-inch Toshiba USB Mobile Monitor!
Cool Tech

Carrying USB cords around just got simpler (and more stylish)

For an easy way to take USB cords on the go, look to the AViiQ Ready Clips which can be carried around or clipped on your pocket like a pen.